- Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:07 pm
I been thinking about this.
The factory resolved the chattered grooves problem so any replacement barrel has to offer some sort of advantage over a factory barrel if its going to sell.
If a replacement barrel were throated closer to bullet diameter so 9R would shoot good through it, that might be a edge. It would also aid accuracy with regular.22 TCM. Making a barrel kit with a two piece locking savage style barrel nut so a fella could change it himself instead having to mail it to a gunsmith would perk up some ears too.
Of course a fella would also need an action holder and barrel nut wrench and a set-to gage to get it done right.
If the same set up were available in 9mm then a fella would have a switch barrel rig or a nice suppressor host.
With the cheap prices of AR15s and parts being what they are these days a fella can throw together a decent shooting 9mm or .22TCM upper for less than the cost a TCM rifle. If he uses mostly used parts he can build the whole rifle for even less.
These TCM rifles are decent clones of Kinber of Oregon's Model 82 center fire and they are nice but they aint Kimbers.
Considering this and the price tag and then the AR thing, there's an invisible price barrier that most folks won't cross.
I guess it boils down to at what price is it worth your while to make them ?